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New Student Applications (Fall 2015)

Of the 32,780 new freshman applicants, 49% were admitted and 39% of the admitted students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2015.
Of the 4,620 transfer applicants, 47% were admitted and 59% of the admitted students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2015.

New Freshmen High School Background and Test Scores

Test(s) Required for Admission: SAT or ACT

Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen ACT SAT
Composite 27 - 31  
Math 26 - 31 630 - 760
English 26 - 32  
Critical Reading   560 - 660
50% of enrolled students have test scores within the ranges listed, 25% have scores above, and 25% have scores below.
High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen
Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class 91%
Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class 99%
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School Rank 41%
Average High School GPA (4-point scale) 3.85
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School GPA 78%